NORTH NEWTON, KAN- Bethel College students will spend Jan. 23 to 27 in Chicago, during the college's January learning term. The course, Understanding Literature, is led by Ami Regier, associate professor of English. In Chicago, students will receive exposure to various ethnicities, and will stay at a hotel near the port of entry for a large Southeast Asian population. The course will be developed with the Urban Life Center. Students will meet with immigrant groups related to the literature the class will have read. The group will visit Palestinian and Pakistani mosques, attend a drama and participate in other cultural events.
Participants in the group will be Jodie Allison, sophomore from Newton; Kara Bartell, sophomore from Hesston; Joy Blackburn, senior from Hesston; Snjezana Duvnjak, junior from Wuppertal, Germany; Joel Krehbiel, freshman from Moundridge; Erin Langel, freshman from Omaha, Neb.; Michaela Martens, freshman from Henderson, Neb.; Dennis Nguyen, sophomore from Wichita; Leah Rapp, sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Joseph Schrag, freshman from Wichita; Emily Skinner, sophomore from Clay Center; Erica Stevens, sophomore from Harper; David Stucky, sophomore from Moundridge; and Daniel Unruh, freshman from Peabody.
This trip is a part of the college's January interterm, in which students study one subject for a month. This year other students will travel to Colorado, New York City, Jerusalem and Guatemala. Many students also study on campus.